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Aug 14, 2014
This week's theme
Verbs derived from body parts

This week's words
inveigle
emancipate
capitulate
inculcate
ruminate

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inculcate

PRONUNCIATION:
(in-KUHL-kayt, IN-kuhl-)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To instill something into the mind of a person by repetition.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin inculcare (to tread on), from in- (in) + calcare (to tread), from calx (heel). Earliest documented use: 1559.

USAGE:
"The Hong Leong Foundation also hopes to inculcate an appreciation of the arts within the group and its employees."
Long Service Awards; The Business Times (Singapore); Jul 17, 2014.

See more usage examples of inculcate in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy. -John Galsworthy, author, Nobelist (1867-1933)

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